The artists included in Renaissance: Noir include Tawny Chatmon, Wesley Clark, Alfred Conteh, Larry Cook, Morel Doucet, Monica Ikegwu, Ronald Jackson, M. Scott Johnson, Delita Martin, Arvie Smith, Nelson Stevens and Felandus Thames.
A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Artist Relief, a coalition of grant-makers that have rallied to support artists amid the pandemic.
Of the exhibit, Arthur Lewis, creative director of UTA Fine Arts and UTA Artist Space, said: “It is thanks to Myrtis Bedolla that I first saw the work of Amy Sherald and Jamia Richmond Edwards. She is a true visionary who continues to give broader visibility to the narrative of Blackness.”
Added Bedolla: “Renaissance: Noir is more poignant than ever as we share these thought-provoking works which depict the social, political, and historical journey of the Black experience through intergenerational narratives. I am excited to be partnering with UTA Artist Space on such a timely collection of paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and conceptual works, which span over 40 years of artistic production.”
More information about the exhibit can be found here.